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  • Sierra fires football coach Phil Jackson; 'no rhyme, no reason,' says the former star player

    Phil Jackson had his dream job. He was back at Sierra, his alma mater, as the team's football coach and a teacher. He coached the Stallions to a 5-5 record in the fall, a sign of a possible turnaround. Then Monday he got a phone call. He was no longer a coach or teacher at the school. He was fired. Jackson, who has his jersey hanging in...

  • Four Sierra players hit double figures as Stallions dominate Widefield boys

    The state is starting to realize that Sierra once again has a pretty good basketball team. Four players scored in double figures on Tuesday night as the Stallions routed Widefield 77-39 on the same day they finally broke into the Associated Press' top 10 rankings in Class 4A. Ke'andre Lewis scored a game-high 18 points, C.J. Jennings netted...

  • The Gazette 3A-A Football Peak Performer of the Year: Dylan Draper, Discovery Canyon

    Dylan Draper was an offense's worst nightmare in 2014. The Discovery Canyon senior wreaked havoc from the linebacker position all season, emerging as one of the best overall defensive players in the state. He is The Gazette 3A-A Football Player of the Year. Draper was a big reason the Thunder went 11-1 and made it to the 3A state...

  • 3A-A Football Coach of the Year: Nic Olney, St. Mary's

    It would be hard to find a football team in the area that had a bigger turnaround during the 2014 season than St. Mary's. The Pirates were 1-8 last season, ravaged by injuries to key players. With those players healthy this season, coach Nic Olney guided the team to a 7-3 record and the school's first playoff appearance since 2005. Because of...

  • CHSCA all-state, area all-league football teams

    FOOTBALL hs All-Conference teams 3A Southern League Coach Of The Year-Shawn Mitchell, Discovery Canyon Co-Offensive MVPs-Andrew Hall, QB, DCC; Trenton Stringari, RB, CC Defensive P.O.Y.

  • Area all-league prep football teams

    FOOTBALL hs All-Conference teams 3A Southern League Coach Of The Year-Shawn Mitchell, Discovery Canyon Co-Offensive MVPs-Andrew Hall, QB, DCC; Trenton Stringari, RB, CC Defensive P.O.Y.

  • The Gazette football 3A & Below All-Area teams

    The Gazette football 3A & Below All-Area teams First team Offense Quarterback: Andrew Hall, Discovery Canyon, sr.-Dual-threat QB accounted for 34 TDs, throwing for 1,078 yards, 11 TDs, rushing for 722 yards, 23 TDs. Running back: Ben Breier, St. Mary's, sr.-Rushed for 1,528 yds, 22 TDs (tied 13th most in state). Running back: Trenton...

  • The Gazette 5A-4A football Coach of the Year: Todd Miller, Pine Creek

    Long before the football season starts, Pine Creek football coach Todd Miller is constantly teaching. The reward is watching those learning moments pay off on the field. Much of that, actually, has little to do with football. "Coach Miller is so successful because he works from the bottom up," Eagles senior running back Josh Odom said. "He...

  • The Gazette 5A/4A Football All-Area teams

    The Gazette 5A/4A Football All-Area teams First team Offense Quarterback: Adam Brown, Air Academy, sr.-3,656 yards (2nd in state), 37 passing TDs (2nd in state), 2 TDs rushing, 17 INTs, 55.0 completion percentage, CHSCA all-state selection. Running back: Josh Odom, Pine Creek, sr.-Rushed for 2,239 yds (3rd in state), 35 TDs (2nd in...

  • Pine Creek rolls to back-to-back state 4A football titles

    DENVER - Last season, Pine Creek was considered a title contender. This season the Eagles were considered the favorite. They answered the call both years, and both years in emphatic fashion in the state championship game. On Saturday, Pine Creek made certain there would be no doubt about a second consecutive football championship at Sports...

  • Blog: After 13 seasons, Archie Malloy steps down at Mitchell

    When Archie Malloy wakes up Friday morning, it will be the first time in two decades he won’t be a football coach. After 13 seasons of coaching at the school he graduated from, Malloy is stepping down. Malloy, the second-longest tenured coach with one football team in the Pikes Peak region, has resigned as the Mitchell football coach. “It...

  • Bobby Lizarraga resigns from coaching Coronado football

    In five seasons, Bobby Lizarraga dug Coronado's football program out of one of the state's deepest basements to place it on top as one of the state's most consistent programs. Now, he's walking away. In a press release Wednesday, Coronado announced it was searching for a new football coach. Lizarraga resigned after five seasons that included...

  • Ramsey: Will Pine Creek rule 4A football in 2015? (probably)

    DENVER - When this football season began, Pine Creek's march to a second straight Class 4A title was the safest sports bet in our state. I'm sorry to share this news with the rest of 4A. Pine Creek will again be the favorites in 2015. A Pine Creek party started immediately after the Eagles' 45-20 mugging of Longmont in the 4A final at...

  • Pine Creek routs Longmont for second straight 4A championship

    DENVER – Pine Creek made certain there would be no doubt about a second consecutive football championship. The top-ranked Eagles blasted No. 7 Longmont 45-20 to wrap up a perfect season and the program’s second Class 4A state football title Saturday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Running back Josh Odom rushed for 284 yards and two...

  • Pine Creek's opponent Longmont returns to Mile High after earning its way

    Pine Creek won last year's Class 4A state championship at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the same place where Saturday's 4A state championship will be played. But the Eagles' opponent is the team that's been there most recently. And Longmont has done that twice. The No. 7 Trojans hope to play spoilers against top-seeded Pine Creek in...

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